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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Aurora is a private university located in Aurora, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,302 undergraduate students. The Aurora acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 58% of students, Aurora alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
About Aurora University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Website
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Aurora University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,329/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,569/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,767/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,587/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,177/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,597/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,302Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    37%
  • Average
    17%
  • Student-Athlete
    17%
  • Bored
    13%
  • Intelligent
    10%
  • Terrible. Third rate teachers. Waste of money.
    3%
  • Undetermined
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    65%
  • Relaxed
    21%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    9%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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AU wasn’t my 1st option school.. or even my 10th. Actually, I was so anti-AU that I was considering every other school, even super religious ones (which is interesting b/c I'm not very religious). AU didn't fit my perception of what college is supposed to be like; a big school in warm weather & far away from home. Well, PLOT TWIST! I chose AU b/c it's affordable. After my 1st week of classes, I let really myself experience the school -- w/o any judgements. The moment I started identifying all the positives at AU was the moment I started to love this university. The campus is gorgeous & well maintained, the staff goes above & beyond to help students, the community is so welcoming, & student-life is thriving. Everyone here is truly amazing! After having completed 1 semester here & getting involved in all that my schedule prevails, I have no regrets on choosing this university as the one to complete my degree at. I love the atmosphere, the education offered, & all the opportunities! :)
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I rated Aurora University a 3 out of 5 overall. As far as athletics, some of the coaches from the athletic department are more concerned with the drama between the students than actually doing their job. The actual athletes on the other hand have obvious talent on every sports team here! I can tell that the school does try to make the campus food tasty and do different things but I give the food a 1/5, I'm someone that loves to cook and eat and the food here isn't the best to me. On the other hand the professors are amazing and seem to really care for the success of their students. As far as diversity, the school is pretty diverse but there has been some racism issues. The dorms are really nice and keep a clean look and really feel like a home away from home! Safety on campus definitely is not a problem here. Campus safety does there job very well!
As a dedicated student athlete, I absolutely love Aurora University! I have had a great experience with professors who are always willing to take extra time out of their day and work with you whenever you need it. Campus is beautiful and people are very friendly!